Nike built its current headquarters campus near Beaverton in 1990. It had a scuffle with city leaders in 2005 when it filed a lawsuit to find out if Beaverton leaders had plans for annexing company property. A judge found that city officials were in contempt for deliberately withholding public documents from Nike, including a draft annexation plan that showed city leaders considered forcing the company’s headquarters into city limits in 2002. Nike got a 35-year exemption from forced annexation in Beaverton.
Either the governor or the Legislature itself can call lawmakers into session at times other than the state Constitution specifies.
For much of the state’s history, the Legislature’s regular sessions have been held every other year, at the beginning of odd-numbered years. That’s the kind of session the Legislature is scheduled to begin early next year.
In recent years, the Legislature has moved to meet annually, running briefer sessions in even-numbered years. Those led to voter approval of a constitutional amendment in 2010 that called for annual sessions.
Records list 38 special sessions since Oregon’s statehood, ranging from one day on eight occasions to 37 days in 1982.
Associated Press writer Tim Fought in Portland and AP Retail Writer Mae Anderson in New York contributed to this report.